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New for 2015: Ottawa Champions

We have a name for the new independent Can-Am League team playing out of Ottawa Stadium next season: the Ottawa Champions. Cheeky name, really, considering the team has yet to play a game. But that’s OK: most insiders didn’t give the Can-Am League much of a shot in landing the Ottawa Stadium lease, but the […]

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Did MiLB dodge a bullet in Ottawa?

After reviewing the Ottawa City Council deliberations over a lease at Ottawa Stadium — with the decision to go with the indy Can-Am League over an affiliated bid — it’s pretty clear there was little commitment to spend money on serious ballpark upgrades. You can view the Ottawa Sun story about the ballpark deliberations here, […]

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Shocker: Only one legitimate response to Ottawa baseball RFP

Ottawa officials wanting a bidding war for an Ottawa Stadium lease are probably disappointed that only one bid, from Mandalay Baseball Properties, has been submitted. Ken Grey brings word on the state of bids for the ballpark: A source close to the negotiations says Mandalay Sports Entertainment and Professional Sports Catering have the Minor League […]

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Ottawa revamps ballpark funding plan

Realizing the original lease proposal for a Class AA Eastern League team was totally unrealistic, Ottawa city officials are looking at raising more money locally for Ottawa Stadium upgrades. The original deal, hammered out by the city and Beacon Sports, called for a team to invest millions to upgrade the ballpark to Double-A standards, with […]

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No, Erie’s not moving to Ottawa

We were pitched this story and passed because we know it’s not true, but apparently there’s enough talk to make it worth covering elsewhere: No, the Erie SeaWolves (Class AA; Eastern League) are not moving to Ottawa. An original, erroneous report in the Ottawa Citizen had the Mandalay Baseball Properties-owned SeaWolves as being a team […]

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